final year PhD student
La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences
Natasha Brockwell is a final year PhD student, completing her studies at La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences. In the laboratory headed by Associate Professor Belinda Parker Natasha has spear headed studies on characterising the tumour immune landscape in mouse models and clinical samples and preclinical testing of immunotherapeutic approaches based on this landscape to block metastatic progression. Her work spans basic tumour biology/immunology and translational medicine and her findings have initiated clinical collaborations and prompted the design of new therapeutic strategies in breast cancer that we aim to take forward into clinical trials.